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Aging our way : lessons for living from 85 and beyond / Meika Loe.

  • Loe, Meika, 1973-
[2011], ©2011
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About this work


Aging Our Way follows the everyday lives of 30 elders (ages 85-102) living at home and mostly alone, to understand how they create and maintain meaningful lives for themselves. Meika Loe explores how the very old navigate the practical challenges of living as independently as possible while staying healthy, connected, and comfortable.--[book jacket]


New York : Oxford University Press, [2011], ©2011.

Physical description

xiii, 327 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm


Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references and index.


Lesson 1) Continue to do what you did -- Lesson 2) (Re) design your living space -- Lesson 3) Live in moderation -- Lesson 4) Take time for self -- Lesson 5) Ask for help; mobilize resources -- Lesson 6) Connect with peers -- Lesson 7) Resort to tomfoolery -- Lesson 8) Care for others -- Lesson 9) Reach out to family -- Lesson 10) Get intergenerational; redefine family -- Lesson 11) Insist on hugs -- Lesson 12) Be adaptable -- Lesson 13) Accept and prepare for death.



  • English

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    History of Medicine
    Open shelves

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  • 9780199797905
  • 0199797900